Guigen Zhang, Helen Lu, Sachin Mamidwar, Min Wang

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4 Scopus citations


Biomedical composites are designed materials taking advantage of the tailoring of their constituting components. For certain targeted biomedical applications, they provide improved properties that a typical metal, polymer or ceramic material alone cannot provide. This unmatchable advantage makes this class of biomaterials desirable for many biomedical applications ranging from orthopedics, dentistry, drug delivery to the frontiers such as cancer theragnostics. This chapter provides a brief review of several important aspects of biomedical composites including classifications of types of composites, matrix and reinforcement materials, interfaces and their influence on the properties, tensile and compressive mechanical properties, and examples of medical applications for composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials Science
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction to Materials in Medicine
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161371
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • 3D printing
  • Biodegradable
  • Biostable
  • Buckling strength
  • Buckling wavelength
  • Classification of composites
  • Composites
  • Dentistry
  • Fiber
  • Interface
  • Matrix
  • Non-porous
  • Orthopedics
  • Particle
  • Porous
  • Reinforcement
  • Tissue engineering
  • k-mode microbuckling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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